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- each and every student;
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- a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
- the commitment and skills of our staff;
- equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
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Music at Danforth Gardens
In Music class, all students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 are currently enjoying the opportunity to learn about the culture and traditional music of Ghana. On May 26, our school received a kit of African percussion instruments on loan from the TDSB Music Department for two months. This kit includes kpanlogo drums, gankogui, axatse, fretsiwa, and tokei. Mrs. Reschny has been working with Mr. Kwasi Dunyo, a Ghanian Drummer and well-known music educator, to deliver this program. Mr. Dunyo will also work with our students at Danforth Gardens on April 22, April 29, and May 21. This experience will culminate with a performance from our students at a special assembly on May 21
Scientists in the Schools Program
Scientist in the Schools Slideshow
It was the day of March 5, 2013, when scientist Andrea Todd paid a visit to Danforth Gardens. The topic of discussion was structures.
First of all, she made us build a sightseeing tower; the challenge was that we had to do it in four minutes, with only five pieces of newspaper! The tower had to resist the forces that acted on our tables. Then, we tried to balance a Popsicle stick on our fingers using only a pipe cleaner and two paperclips. The purpose of this was to teach us that the center of gravity is always near to the ground. (There were only three ways to do this).
After that, scientist Andrea made us do a challenge called the “Construction Challenge”. Our objective was to create a structure that could bear the weight of thin geography textbooks.
We were marked on teamwork, design, the material we used,
( if we used more than what was given, one mark was deducted ) . After the structures were built, we calculated how many points each team had. The winning team was called team hurricane. They had 41.5 points in total. We really enjoyed building structures with scientist Andrea Todd. We hope that she comes to our school again.
By: Shreela.T, Emma.R and Emily.T
Rm. 213 Performs at Recognition Assembly!!
Grade 8 Performance
The presentations were so much fun! Thanks to the Earth Rangers for entertaining us and teaching us so much about endangered animals! We loved meeting Phoenix the Harris Hawk, Timber the Pine Marten, Dora the Lizard and last but not least that beautiful Peregrine Falcon! Here are some pictures and videos from our day!
Here are some videos. The first one is of Dora the Tegu Lizard: Watch Dora!
And here's Phoenix the Harris Hawk flying! Watch Phoenix! Watch Phoenix Again!
And finally, the adorable Timber the Pine Marten! Watch Timber!
September 27, 2012: Terry Fox Walk here at Danforth Gardens!
Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in British Columbia. He was an active teenager involved in many sports. At only 18 years old, he was diagnosed with bone cancer. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He called his journey the Marathon of Hope. Along with most other Canadian schools, Danforth Gardens will be honouring Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. In keeping Terry’s dream alive, we are encouraging students to bring in their loonies’ and toonies for Terry. All money raised by this event will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation. As Terry said in 1980: “if you’ve given a dollar, you’re part of the marathon of hope”.